Meaningful Use Stage 2 Delayed

HHS announced recently that Stage 2 of Meaningful Use has been postponed effectively, to 2014.  HHS encourages providers who have been waiting until 2012 to attest to Stage 1 meaningful use now. Those providers who first attest in 2011 can get three payment years for meeting Stage 1 requirements, while those first attesting in 2012 can only get two payment years under Stage 1 criteria.